NASU and SGANU will hold a three-day strike against IPPIS and others
On January 12, the Non-Academic Staff Universities Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) threatened to launch a three-day protest.
The unions, in a joint circular issued Sunday in Abuja, said the planned strike was to protest the failure of an agreement reached with the federal government.
Trade unions, under the auspices of the Joint Action Committee (JAC), sent a circular to all section presidents at universities and intercollegiate centers.
The circular was signed by the Secretary General of NASU Mr. Peters Adeyemi and the President of SSANU Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim.
Adeyemi said that a JAC meeting was held on January 8, which reviewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the federal government on October 20, 2020.
He listed trade union concerns, including discrepancies in the payment of integrated payroll information systems (IPPIS), non-payment of earned benefits (EA), and non-payment of minimum wage arrears.
He also noted the delay in renegotiating negotiations between the 2009 federal government, NASU and SSANU as part of the unrest.
According to him, other requirements are non-payment of pension benefits to outgoing members, usurpation by the teaching staff of the heads of non-teaching departments in a clear violation of the conditions of service and the procedure for establishing.
Adeyemi also denounced the neglect and scant funding of public universities, as well as the refusal to establish visiting committees for universities.
He added that due to this development of events, JAC ordered a general meeting of its committees in all branches of universities and interuniversity centers to be held on January 11.
“The meeting is designed to raise awareness among members on the issues contained in the MoU.
“The three-day protest should be held from Tuesday, January 12 to Thursday, January 14, at each branch from 8:00 to 16:00 every day,” he said.
According to him, state, zonal and national officials of the JAC will monitor the three-day protest to ensure strict adherence to requirements by branches.
“Each branch must ensure that all participants fully participate in the protocols, and all COVID-19 protocols must be followed.
“Since the branch protests mark the beginning of a series of industrial actions to be taken by JAC, you should wait for further instructions immediately after the three-day protest,” he said.
He added that each branch must adhere to and strictly adhere to the recommendations.
Source: – Vanguard